30 Sep '16, 2pm

The Teenager Who Wounded Singapore's Religious Feelings

The Teenager Who Wounded Singapore's Religious Feelings

NEWS BRIEF A court in Singapore sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in prison on Thursday for videos, posts, and pictures he uploaded that criticized Christianity and Islam. “I am very remorseful,” Yee said after he received his sentence, which he called “very fair.” Yee pleaded guilty to all six charges brought against him of “wounding religious feelings,” and two charges for failing to show up at a police station when asked. The city-state of Singapore has rules that outlaw speech that may offend a person’s race or religion. The comments in question come from videos (like this one ) in which Yee says Islam reinforces sexism, and those in another video titled, “Responding To The Common Bullshit of christians.” This is the second time this year year that Yee has served a prison term for his comments, and it has again caused an uproar from human-rights group...

Full article: http://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/09/singapore...

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